Health & Fashion // Do Skinny Tummy Teas Actually Work?
So, I've always been a big fan of eating healthy and working out regularly (especially now that summer is here!). Yes, I took supplements to help me lose weight and gain muscle (duh, that's why all supplement companies are still in business!). I was a big advocate of Cellucor HD. But honestly, I hated the way I felt after I took it. I saw dramatic results immediately, but it made me feel jittery and increased my anxiety levels. 30 - 40 minutes after I took the pill, I would burp occasionally and I detested the way my breath smelled!
I also tried The Skinny Mint Tea two years ago because I saw all of my favorite bloggers and influencers talk about how awesome the product is. But I honestly hated the way it tasted... The Skinny Mint tea had this awful tea taste and I didn't like having weird after-tea breath. Also, the company gives you a one time use tea bag which ripped occasionally and it was a hassle carrying two pouches (one for the tea and other for the tea pouches). Ultimately, I didn't see weight-loss results from it, so I immediately stopped after using it after a month. I actually saw ZERO results.
So, I came across this Aussie product online called My Skinny Tummy Tea.
If you read the package, it states that it is 100% Australian Owned. Blended and packed in Southern Peninsula of South Australia from local and imported ingredients.
I also LOVE the fact that it states which tea leaves are contained in the package: Green Oolong Tea, Sencha Green Tea, Yerba Mate, Lemon Grass, Jasmine Flower, Cinnamon, and Turmeric.
Here is some scientific info: https://www.skinnytummytea.com/pages/how-it-works
I must say, my boyfriend Brandon has been one of the biggest advocates of helping me to stay on track (and I literally lost 6lbs in the past month)! I weighed 121lbs when I started my diet (April 23, 2016) and today (May 16, 2016), I weigh around 115 lbs to 114lbs!
I started the Skinny Tummy Tea Detox on May 6th and have been drinking it consistently for the most part.
So, let me tell you about this product:
When you first order the product, please be aware of the timing of your shipment because it is coming from Australia, so if you want to see results before a special occasion, you may want to plan it out prior to ordering the product.
The reason why I started the Skinny Tummy Tea 28-Days Weight Loss Detox because I wanted to find a natural healthy organic supplement replacement for Cellucor HD.
When you receive the product in mail, the packaging is absolutely adorable. It's pink, girly, and the instructions are very easy to follow. You can also purchase a little strawberry pouch that stores the loose tea leafs! You can tell the tea is very fresh and unprocessed because it has whole flower buds, different types of whole tea leaves and it smells very tea-like (I'm not a tea expert, so I can't tell what what certain tea leaves smell like).
I poured some hot water into the cup and dipped my tea-filled strawberry pouch into the cup. I let it soak for 5 minutes, then added some ice to it because it was too hot for the summer time! I'm a good old southern girl and you know how much we love our iced tea!
I seriously love the way the tea tastes. It's not overbearing and it doesn't have a weird after-taste like some products. It doesn't leave tea or coffee breath like some products do, which was one of my concerns before I tried this product. I usually refill the cup 2-3 times before emptying the strawberry because you can actually use the same tea batch several times before disposing it.
The first day I tried it, I got a tingling sensations in my arms. I'm not sure if it is because I was so excited to try this product or if it was actually the tea making me feel that way. I did feel a burst of energy, so I didn't have the urge to drink coffee or anything caffeinated.
The second and third day, I started seeing some internal activities occurred in my body. I started urinating more than I normally do. I usually drink 2-3 cups a day. I stopped drinking black coffee and replaced it with the teatox. I am guessing this product is a natural diuretic.
On the fourth and fifth day, I realized that my face isn't as bloated as it used to be. Living in America, I tend to drink a lot of alcoholic drinks (rockin' the 20's) and also I like to eat sodium-loaded meals on the weekends (during my cheat days!). My eyes weren't puffy after I drank or indulged heavily.
I really love love love that because I'm Asian and my eyes are chinky as it is... I don't want it to be even MORE chinky lookin!
From the sixth to the tenth day (which is the day I am writing this blog), I really started seeing a difference in my bowel movements. We all face bowel problems and I seriously hate it when I am constipated... I am proud to say that I do poop everyday, at least once a day. I used to go two or three days without using the bathroom if I didn't load myself up with black coffee or weight-loss supplements. Whenever I drank the tea, I would feel my tummy make some weird noises after 30 minutes or so (as if it was talking to me), but it didn't cause stomach pain. Then I knew it was time for me to unload, haha.
The bottom line: I absolutely love this product.
I would totally recommend it to all of my family and friends (and I already have)! I've seen real results and I am very pleased with it so far.
I do recommend you to eat healthy (WebMd's Guide To Lose Weight) and exercise regularly! My favorite workout app is Nike Training App and Nike Running App. You won't see dramatic results if you just drink the tea and sit in front of a desk all day.
It won't do the job for you, but it will most definitely help you lose weight if you have a proper balance between working out and eating healthy.
I totally rocked it with my Everyday Basic Hat and I've gotten so many compliments from it when I wore it to the grocery store and got my nails done today!
Well, I hope this helps you all reach your fashion, lifestyle and health goals! It sure helped me and I can't wait to tell you what is happening to my body next week :).